Securing Your Belongings in Self Storage
When it comes to storing your valuable items in a storage unit, security is a top priority. While many storage facilities provide secure storage features, it’s crucial to take additional measures to ensure that your items remain secure. After all, you don’t want to risk losing your possessions due to theft, damage, or other unforeseen circumstances.
At Prestige Storage, we want to make sure you can enjoy peace of mind while storing your personal and commercial items in one of our convenient storage units. In addition to offering high-tech security features, we are also here to offer key tips and techniques for how to secure your items in a storage unit and what features to look for when renting secure storage.
Once you’ve learned more about how to secure a storage unit, take a look at our list of storage facilities to find secure storage near you today.
Security Features to Look For in a Storage Facility
One of the most important aspects of securing your items properly within your storage unit is renting from a facility with top-of-the-line security features. While searching for the perfect storage unit, pay attention to the following features and make sure the facility you are renting from offers them:
- 24-hour video recording
- Keypad access
- Perimeter fencing
- Well-lit facility
- Locks available for purchase
At Prestige Storage, we provide the best storage unit security features you could ask for. Check out our list of available storage locations to begin renting secure storage today.
24-Hour Video Recording
With 24-hour video recording technology, you can rest easy knowing that unwanted visitors are being captured on camera to help keep them out of the facility. It’s important for your storage facility to offer this feature and to make sure that cameras are being kept in high-traffic areas to catch any suspicious activity.
Keypad access—sometimes referred to as gated access—is an important security feature for your facility to offer. With keypad access, you are given a unique PIN to use each time you enter the facility, further deterring unwanted visitors without a PIN from entering.
If you are renting an outdoor storage unit or vehicle storage, perimeter fencing is a game-changer when it comes to offering you the peace of mind you need. With fencing around the entire facility grounds, you can easily drop off your items and vehicles easily and without any stress.
Well-lit storage facilities provide optimal visibility no matter the time of day. This is especially beneficial for those storing items in an outdoor unit or for facilities that offer extended access hours early in the morning and late at night. You can feel secure each time you visit your storage unit when you rent from a facility that is well-lit.
Locks Available for Purchase
While facility features are crucial to the security of your personal belongings, it’s just as important to have the proper tools to secure your personal storage unit. Having a high-quality lock can make a big difference in creating a secure environment for your belongings.
Prestige Storage provides locks for purchase in our main office to ensure you have access to high-quality locks for your unit. Now, you don’t have to search around town or online to find a lock for your storage unit.
Best Practices for Using a Lock on Your Storage Unit
Prior to purchasing your lock from Prestige Storage, conduct proper research as to which kind is the best for your storage unit. Our recommendation is a disc lock as they are very difficult to cut into or pick making your belongings much more secure.
However, just having the lock won’t do much for you, you also have to know how to use it. Once you’ve placed all your items into storage and purchased your disc lock, follow these steps for efficient storage unit security:
- Simultaneously push the pull-rope into the unit while shutting the door
- Slide the lock latch across the door to secure it into place
- Place your disc lock into the lock opening
- Close the lock
Whether you’re using a key or a combination lock, make sure you keep everything in a secure location with easy access for you. If you need more advice for preparing items for storage, head over to our storage tips page today!
Reserve Secure Storage at Prestige Storage Today
Prestige Storage has all the security features you need for a stress-free storage experience. Learn more about our security features and other amenities we offer by visiting our FAQ page. When you’re ready to begin your storage journey with Prestige, browse through our nearby storage locations and reserve your storage unit online today!